NBC to stream 2012 Olympics to iOS and Android devices for free

The 2012 Olympics are set to kick off on July 27th in London, UK. And the whole world will be watching as the top athletes from around the globe square off in a number of events.

As it turns out, you’ll be able to tune in from both your iPhone and iPad as well. NBC just announced that it’s going to be streaming the Games to iOS and Android devices, for free…


From NBC’s press release:

“NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, is launching two apps today, both built by and powered by Adobe (Nasdaq:ADBE), as part of its comprehensive coverage of the 2012 Olympic Summer Games.

NBC Olympics Live Extra, will allow cable, satellite and telco customers to live stream more than 3,500 hours of content, including all 32 sports, every athletic competition and all 302 medal events. The second app, simply titled NBC Olympics, will provide short-form highlights, TV and online schedules, live results, columns and the new Primetime Companion feature.”

Both apps are live right now in the App Store, but remember the games don’t start for another two weeks. It appears that they’ll be showing footage from the 2008 Beijing Olympics, along with 2012 Olympic trial highlights until the opening ceremonies.

If you’re interested, you can find both NBC Olympics Live Extra (iPhone link, iPad link) and NBC Olympics (iPhone link, iPad link) in the App Store, for free.

Will you be watching the 2012 Olympics?